Sardine Bruschetta + How To Get to Spain
So, hands up here who wants to go to win a trip to Spain?
Keep you hand up if you cook with olive oil.
Right, then you. Yes, you. The one with your hand still in the air…. put it down, you look like an idiot already. 😛 YOU could win a trip to Spain, just by taking part in The Recipe That Takes You To Spain competition.
“In this fantastic trip to Spain for you and one other person of your choice, you will visit the capital city of Madrid, and also Cordoba – a monumental city in Southern Spain which houses architectural treasures like its beautiful Mosque. The prize includes an exquisite meal in Paco Roncero´s unique 2-star Michelin restaurant La Terraza de Casino.”
- Upload the photo of your dish made with Olive Oil
- Share and obtain as many “Likes” as possible.
- If your photo is one of the 10 most voted in your country (10 countries participating), you’ll become a semifinalist and we’ll contact you for all the details on your recipe. Just by being a semifinalist, we’ll publish your recipe in our App “Olive Oils from Spain Recipes”.
- From among all the semifinalist recipes, the culinary panel will choose three per country to compete in the GRAND FINALE in Spain.
- The three winners of the GRAND FINALE will win a fantastic trip to Spain.
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If you are thinking; “I’ve got no chance!”…please leave your personal address below so that I may come over and personally slap some sense into you. There’s a trip to Spain up for grabs people!
I’m not entering, but I decided to have a bit of fun in the kitchen over the weekend with olive oil, and something I’ve never cooked with; fresh sardines.
I’ve always wanted to photograph sardines, and their silvery metallic skin catches the light so beautifully. I had no idea how to prepare them or cook them. The lady at the fish shop even asked me how to cook them. I felt like going “DUDE! You are meant to know this!!”. Thanks to this youtube video, I was on my way to a lunch of deliciousness.
So after my quick tutorial on scaling and gutting sardines from youtube, I was ready to put these tasty buggers together with some classic flavours. I roasted some garlic and home grown (by my parents) cherry tomatoes.
The roasted garlic is the real key to this dish. It makes the other flavours mash together in harmony, and a bit of fresh parsley never killed anyone. (Maybe it has, disclaimer: I haven’t researched fresh parsley related deaths prior to publishing this story).
A perfect way to laze about an enjoy the weekend.
Sardine BruschettaPrint Recipe
- 3-4 garlic bulbs
- 250 g cherry tomatoes
- 12 fresh sardines scaled and gutted
- handful fresh parsley
- a loaf of fresh bread sliced
- plenty of olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
- Place garlic bulbs and tomatoes in an oven proof dish. Generously drizzle with olive oil and season. Place in the oven for around 30 minutes. If your tomatoes are starting to burn, take them out (or take the dish out and place the garlic in another oven proof dish, and place back in the oven).
- Heat olive oil in a gridle pan, then cook sardines, around 3 minutes each side.
- Once the garlic has cooled enough to handle, squeeze the garlic out of the cloves into a bowl.
- To serve: spread some roasted garlic onto a fresh slice of bread, mush in some roasted tomatoes, top with 2-3 sardines per slice, and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Add extra seasoning or chilli flakes if you wish.